April Is Designated as ‘Month of Kindness’ in Utah

Utah lawmakers ended the 2018 general session with a resolution they hope will inspire big and small acts of kindness throughout the State. The legislature passed a resolution designating April as the ‘Month of Kindness.’ It is a way of honoring the victims of the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglass High School in Florida. They hope the designation will be the catalyst for Utahn’s to perform countless acts of kindness with one another and shed light on the goodness in our communities.

While participating in the ‘Month of Kindness,’ lawmakers hope students and their parents will take time to download the SafeUT app, which is designed to give young people and adults a way to report unsafe or suspicious activity in school or in our communities. In addition, police want parents to take this opportunity to remind their student(s) that making light of or joking about threats will bring severe consequences.

Thank you to our local lawmakers who worked tirelessly during the legislative session to support public education and kindness in the communities in which we live.

Copper Hills High Drill Team Has Historical Win!

Azurettes With TrophyThe Copper Hills High Azurettes have made history! The extremely talented young ladies took the State Title for the inaugural Class 6A in drill.

Adding to their impressive resume, this is the sixth State Championship in a row for Copper Hills High led by long-time coach, Shannon Mortensen. The six consecutive wins are proof that hard work, dedication and determination pay off.

Also to be congratulated are the Bingham High Minerettes who placed second and Herriman High Mustangs who came in fifth during the competition at Utah Valley University.

Career Day Takes over Oquirrh Hills Middle

Presenters at Oquirrh Hills Career Day talking to studentsFrom pharmacists to fashion designers, and pilots to police officers, Oqurrh Hills Middle School hosted a wide variety of professionals at its recent Career Day.

Classrooms at the school were filled with students eager to learn about some of the career choices they will have as they enter the workforce in the coming years. They learned what kind of education they will need for different jobs, what it takes to succeed in these careers, as well as some of the challenges and rewards associated with these careers.

Thank you to all the professionals who took time out of their busy schedule to visit our students at Oquirrh Hills, helping them to take a closer look at career pathways.

Enjoy a photo gallery on Facebook.

Middle Schools Celebrate Chinese New Year in Style

Performers on stageIt was a colorful celebration of Chinese culture and the Chinese language students have come to love and speak in their Dual Language Immersion program classes. DLI students from Copper Mountain, Fort Herriman, South Jordan and Oquirrh Hills Middle all came together to showcase what they have learned about different aspects of Chinese culture. After looking at the amazing projects that were on display, students and parents were treated to a performance with the traditional Chinese Dragon dance, a Chinese Folk Orchestra, a Martial Arts demonstration and traditional Chinese folk dancing. Professional calligraphy artists were also there to showcase their amazing artwork. Thanks to Copper Mountain Middle for hosting this special celebration and to everyone who contributed to make it such a success.

Enjoy a photo gallery on our Facebook page.

Butterfield Canyon First-Graders Celebrate Dr. Seuss in Style

Cat in the Hat portraitIt was a fun-filled day of reading and celebrating the birthday of Dr. Seuss. First-grade teacher Kristy Hernandez showed up in her own Dr. Seuss costume and led the class in reading, an exercise in rhyming words and eating popcorn. Everyone also gathered for a ‘Cat in the Hat’ portrait, which will be posted for parents to see during Parent Teacher conferences. Thanks, Ms. Hernandez, for helping students get a head start on the road to loving to read!